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Originally published Friday, October 11, 2013 at 7:28 AM

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2 Maple Valley students suspended for wearing Confederate flags

Tahoma High School in Maple Valley suspended two students this week for wearing Confederate flags around their necks.


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MAPLE VALLEY, Wash. —

Tahoma High School in Maple Valley suspended two students this week for wearing Confederate flags around their necks.

One 16-year-old told KOMO they were showing Southern pride. They decided to do it after another student came to class wearing a gay pride flag.

The school has banned the Confederate flag, calling it a message of hate. Both juniors were suspended until next Monday.

School District spokesman Kevin Patterson says wearing the Confederate flag is disruptive.

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